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    Peabody sent forth a reconnaissance in force.  An anxious Col. Everett Peabody was eager to learn the strength and disposition of the Confederate forces who were growing in number to his front. Peabody's timely reconnaissance prevented the Confederate forces from completely surprising the Union army in their camps at Shiloh. General Prentiss, Peabody's superior, when he learned of the growing military action at Seay Field, declared "Peabody, I will personally hold you responsible for bringing on this action!"

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    Peabody sent forth a reconnaissance in force.  An anxious Col. Everett Peabody was eager to learn the strength and disposition of the Confederate forces who were growing in number to his front. Peabody's timely reconnaissance prevented the Confederate forces from completely surprising the Union army in their camps at Shiloh. General Prentiss, Peabody's superior, when he learned of the growing military action at Seay Field, declared "Peabody, I will personally hold you responsible for bringing on this action!"

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